Our department is responsible for monitoring the network and servers for our
portion of The Company Network. Basically, we watch the output from several
monitoring tools and call the sysadmins when something goes down.
Our primary monitoring tool was taken away from our department and spun off
into its own department, so we're no longer responsible for monitoring the
output from that, which is good, because the day the new department
is formed the tool stops working because of a failed upgrade. It's been two
That's okay, because we have multiple monitoring software. Only two other
packages we use to monitor the Windows NT servers both crash. So there is
no way to monitor the Windows NT servers.
But that's still okay, because we have monitoring tools for the
Unix servers. Only we've been told that it's not terribly reliable. We
certainly seem to be devoid of monitoring tools in a monitoring department.
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